Going black and white

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One of the nice things about crafting with a friend is being able to give each other ideas and challenges sometimes way out of your comfort zone. This week during a conversation with Clare she challenged us both to create a black and white background. As a lover of colour, colour and more colour this was already sounding scary but once I’d covered my page with black gesso (way too scary for words) then white, I thought, hey I can do this.

I decided on a sketch of a crow as I’m still wallowing in the Halloween vibe and some simple pen work with water colour to paint in my bird.

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A bit of bright colour with Dylusions

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It’s been an exciting week in the studio with boxes arriving full of stock for the shop, I’ve found it hard to take time for a bit of creating.  Yesterday I did however manage to find an hour or so with Clare via face time again, to add to a page in my journal which I’d started a few weeks ago.

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Think Pink for October

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October is Breast Cancer awareness month and everything is turning pink as a result. Canvas Corp  very kindly sent members of the Crew a little goody bag of pink papers, pretty bits and paints to create something to inspire and motivate others as well as help to bring this issue to the front and keep the awareness going.

The contents of my goody bag were gorgeous, all pink, frilly and down right cute. I had the idea to create a canvas of some sort to hang above the desk so after a bit of thought and a cup of tea I decided to just go for it and see what came out.

pink materialsFor the canvas base I covered everything with some music score paper then added a coat of gesso.

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Messy Fun Friday and the evolution of an image

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“Messy Fun Friday” is the phrase adopted by my good friend Clare Brown after we spent the morning creating a journal page together via What’s App. We had such a good time creating together and getting messy it was almost as good as having her with me in the studio. Almost. We had such a laugh it made me think about perhaps making a video of my process in future.

For now though I’ll re-wind a bit to a couple of days ago when I sketched out this page in my journal.

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